The ACOS Alliance [A Culture of Safety Alliance] is an unprecedented coalition of 130 news organisations, freelance journalist associations and press freedom NGOs working together to champion safe and responsible journalistic practices.
Our mission is to embed a culture of safety across newsrooms and among freelance and local journalists globally.
We believe that safety is a precondition for professional, independent journalism - a pillar of democracy. We focus on the safety of freelance and local journalists because they play an essential role within journalism and are often the most vulnerable in a profession that is increasingly under threat.
We implement practical initiatives that help newsrooms and journalists embed a culture of safety within their everyday working practices and meet the basic standards outlined in the Freelance Journalist Safety Principles.
We leverage our collective expertise and influence to develop long-term solutions to safety challenges and extend the impact of everyone’s work around safety.
The ACOS Alliance works in conjunction with our sponsor, the Overseas Press Club Foundation, New York.
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